Focus Home Interactive recently confirmed the European release of A Game of Thrones, a new role-playing game (RPG) for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC based on the series by George R.R. Martin, which was recently adapted into a television (TV) series by HBO. In A Game of Thrones, players will enter the shoes as one of two playable characters, travelling through mythical locations from Westeros on their quest.
As was the case with the original novels, the stories of our two heroes are told in alternation with each character getting the main role in his chapter, until their paths first cross at the corner of a common quest. The details on how this event takes place are still kept under wraps at present, though it’s been suggested that fans of the novels or the TV series might well be able to have a good guess at the fated meeting.
The team behind A Game of Thrones are promising an epic thirty hour adventure, beginning with choosing the class of your characters. Players must find their own unique fighting style, reaching a good balance between your strengths and weaknesses as you encounter epic battles. Rewards for your victories come quickly, but in addition you can buy or loot new equipment and weapons to fit your approach of the fights. As would be expected from an RPG videogame players will gain experience to improve their skills, or learn new ones. Those which have been shown so far include the ability to slow the time down during battle and an enhancement of your charisma to allow for pursuing of in-game characters.
Utilising Unreal Engine 3, A Game of Thrones is being developed by Cyanide for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC, the team responsible for many underrated releases including the Blood Bowl titles and the intriguing upcoming Of Orcs and Men. Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest details on A Game of Thrones as it approaches it’s Q2 2012 release date.